Winter squash

March 1, 2010, Posted by Carmen Lopez Marshall at 6:00 pm | 1 Comment

Winter squash

The winter squash group includes pumpkin, acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squash.  The richer the color, the richer the concentration.   They provide excellent sources of carotenes.

Winter squash offer a very good source of vitamins B1, B6, and C.  It may be able to reduce the severity of conditions of asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to its ability to lower high cholesterol levels, which reduces the risk of heart disease, Winter squash exert a protective effect against many cancers, particularly lung cancer, colon cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

Also pumpkin seeds are helpful in reducing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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  1. Harry Weerts says:

    Vitamin D behaves in such a way inside the body so it is classified as a new hormone. It is involved with an important task referred to as the mineral homeostasis that handles the regulation of the gene expression as well as that of cellular difference. The Vitamin D may be the only known substance which stimulates the task of absorption of calcium plus the phosphorus present in food in the small intestine, especially from the jejunum region, and also improves the kidney’s capacity in that re-absorption of calcium along with phosphorus, which makes it important to maintain the concentration of these minerals in the process of blood and bone mineralization. Therefore, it is mandatory for everyone to have sufficient Vitamin D levels into their body.

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